Vigorous spreader of deep, evergreen foliage.
White, bottle-brush flowers in spring.
(Oriental Poppy) Zones 3-7
Colorful flowers with black stamens. Hairy basal leaves. Good for fall planting. For best results, plant 3 inches below soil surface.
orientale nana 'Allegro
20" late spring
Vivid splashes of black on scarlet flowers. Excellent dwarf form.
Beauty of Livermore
Zones 3-7. 30". Deep oxblood red flowers measure 4-6" across. One of the finest reds.
Champagne Bubble Mix
Delicate, crepe-like flowers. Mass plantings, containers. Z3-7. 12-15".
16". Large, cup-shaped, scarlet red flowers.
Large, true red fringed petals. 30".
34x20". Large, cup shaped, papery, multi-petaled blooms. Strong, graceful stems.
(Beardtongue) Zone 3-8
26 inches, zone 4.
Large flowers in white and shades of rose, lavender, and pink for about 4 weeks.
Strong deep wine purple stems with a mass of lavender pk.flowers. 36-42".
Thin spikes covered in rose/purple trumpet-like flowers. Drought tolerant; easy to grow. Attracts hummingbirds. 24-30"
Zones 4-8. 18x15". Reddish flowers with white striped throats over dark green, shiny leaves that form a shrubby mound.
(Russian Sage) Zones 4-9
Russian Sage is a delightful subshrub with small, narrow grey green leaves and a loose open habit. Small tubular lavender blue flowers bloom for an incredibly long period of time, from late summer into fall.
36-48" late summer
Dissected foliage. Lavender-blue flowers. A great 'filler' for the garden. Softens up harsher colors.
25" late summer
An introduction from Future Plants. Selected for its short upright habit that prevents it from flopping in the landscape.
Lacy, silver foliage with the longest blooming of this variety. Beds, cut flowers. Zones 4-9. 12-18".
24-28". Shortest Russian sage. Very lacy leaves.
A narrower, upright vase-shaped habit at 3'. Aromatic with large, fluffy lavender blue flowers.
(Balloon Flower) Zones 3-8
Flowers are bell-shaped and bloom in summer. Buds resemble balloons.
Dwarf form with blue flowers.
(Jacobs Ladder) Zones 3-7
Stairway to Heaven
Grayish-green leaf has a white and pink margin that picks up the pale lavender blue, bell-shaped flowers. 12-14"x12-18".
Touch of Class
Variegated, lacy foliage with pink buds that open to blue flowers. 14".
(Variegated Solomon's Seal) Zone 4-8
18-24" early spring
Soft green leaves edged in a broad strip of creamy white. Long white flowers with a skirt of yellow green dangle from the axil underneath the leaves in early spring.
Prefers moist, woodland settings.
(Cinquefoil, Five Finger) Zones 4-8
Pink flowers on slender stems with a cherry-red center.
(Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage) Zones 3-9
Silver-gray leaves lined in dk.grn. Light pink & blue bell flowers in spring. Lightens up dark shade spots. Zones 3-9
10-12". Robust top seller with sizable clusters of bright lilac-raspberry flowers. Upright clump of disease resistant, dark green, silver spotted leaves.
Bold, shrub-like shade perennial.
Emerges brown and changes from green, bronze and red.
Flowers are burgundy-red.
(Black Eyed Susan, Coneflower) Zones 4-10
Deep yellow daisy-like flowers, black cone.
1999 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.
Little Gold Star
Very compact dome of 2" golden blossoms on well-branched 14-16" scapes. Good garden and container plant. Zones 4-10.
Rock garden plant that carpets the ground in white, star-shape blooms.
(Meadow Sage, Perennial Salvia) Zones 3-8
Color Spires Violet Riot
Zones 3-8. 22". Improvement on May Night with more vivid violet blue on denser plants. Neater upright stems.
Nemorosa May Night
18" early summer
Outstanding cultivar. Splendid deep purple flowers. Long flowering.
New Dimension Blue
Very well-branched with blue-violet flowers on deep purple stems. 14-18".
Sensation Deep Rose
16". One of the very best new salvias with brighter pink flowers and a robust compact clump formed with dark purple stems and green foliage. Zone 3.
Outstanding spikes of violet-purple flowers are deeper and move intense in color than most perennial salvias. Has a tight, mounded habit. 15-18".
Windwalker Royal Red
Zones 5-9. 48x48". Blood red flowers climb high June through October. Very hardy.
(Pincushion Flower) Zones 3-9
A delightful plant for the border and an excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies.
Lavender blooms form a short mound with ferny foliage all summer long.12-18". Zones 3-9
Pink/lavender blooms that last all summer. Drought tolerant. 12-18" Zones 3-9.
11". Zone 4. Profuse, dark violet plant that spreads to 18".
(Hen & Chicks, Houseleek)
Interesting collection with many forms and colors.
Used in perennial borders, miniature gardens, porch boxes, garden vases, edging, and as rockery or rock wall plants.
They grow well in a wide variety of soils, even pure sand.
They should have good drainage.
Compact and well branched foliage with light yellow flowers.
Containers, borders. Zone 5.
(Lambs Ears, Woolly Betony) Zones 4-10
Bright green, textured leaves (not fuzzy) with showy spikes of dense rose purple flowers. 18-20".
8" Forms a carpet of soft, fuzzy, silvery grey leaves topped with wooly, lavender flower spicks. Also good for edging or children's gardens.
Helene Von Stein
8-10" non-flowering velvety plant that's heat tolerant.
(Meadow Rue) Zone 3-8.
Sun to part Shade.
6-8' sprays of delicate, lavender flowers provide a great background in the garden.
Good cut flower.
Emerges chartreuse with a deep red center and matures to glossy jade green with a deep purple center.
Compact, clumping habit.
Creamy white flowers.
(Virginia Spiderwort) Zones 3-9
Long flowering, prolific bloomer good for the border or naturalized shade areas.
Longer blooming with large clusters of large periwinkle blue flowers.
Lavendar pink flowers on golden folliage.
(Japanese Toad Lily) Zones 4-8
Graceful arching ladder like leaves that alternate up the stems. The orchid-like flowers start late in the season just in time to lighten up the shade garden while everything else is falling asleep.
24-26" Showy shade plant with a bright edge and reddish purple speckled Blooms.
Variegated foliage with a gold margin.
Purple flowers with darker spots. Spreader. Mulch for winter.
18-24" late summer
Large, lavender-purple blooms fade to white in the center.
(Speedwell) Zones 4-8
Excellent plants for summer flowering.
Taller ones are good border plants. Shorter ones are good for edging.
Extremely floriferous and compact plant with vibrant pink flowers. Beds, cutting. Zone 4. 10-12".
16-18". Compact clump of bright green, glossy foliage topped with deep purple flowers in summer and again in fall.
Giles Van Hess
6". Forms a nice mound of bright pink flowers spikes.
Zones 4-8. 16-20" well-branched, uniform growth.
Spike-like, showy flowers that last.
Zones 4-8. 16-18".
Versatile and upright this forms a compact clump of bright green foliage topped with deep royal purple flowers in summer and again in fall.
A long flowering red variety with erect tapering stems.
15-18". Showy, compact violet-blue flowers.
Very Van Gogh
Paintbrush-like, rosy purple flowers on well-branched scapes.
(Desert Candle) Zones 4-10
Sword-like creamy-yellow leaves with green edges that have a pink flush in fall & winter. Creamy white flower stalk. 2-3'.
2' Uniform, compact habit of spiky blue-green to grey leaves.
Has attractive, curly white filaments lining the leaves.
(Adam's Needle) Bright green sword like foliage.
Strong stately spikes bear creamy white bell-shaped flowers.
A good specimen plant.